This film consists of seven short extracts of events in York between 1939 and 1946. The events include The Duke of Kent visiting York, Police at Play and at Work, Holidays at Home, The Coronation and the Flying Scotsman, York Races, Opening of the new Park at West Bank, Scenes from York Regatta and the River Ouse frozen in January 1940.
Home movie footage produced by Dr H. Brenton Porteous recording the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) 2nd (1st Northern) section training at the No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station, Chester-le-Street, (possibly the Hermitage) before the outbreak of war. Recruits are also shown drilling in uniform following the start of World War II and taking part in a sewing competition at a garden fete. The film-maker was a lieutenant in the RAMC.